Drivers' Profile


KENJIRO SHINOZUKA

Born : 20 November,1948, Japan

The name of Shinozuka is greatly repected in Japanese motor sport circles. Having begun his career in 1968, he became the first Japanese driver to finish the Kenyan Safari Rallyin 1976. And 15 years later, he became the first Japanese to win the round of the World Rally Championship, the Ivory Coast-Bandama Rally in 1991. The following year, he won the event for the second year running.

After a long association with the Mitsubishi Team in marathon rallies, Kenjiro Shinozuka has come to be considered a very talented and experienced driver.and an exellent tactician.

Main results:

1968 Start Rallying
1971/72 All Japan Rally Champion
1976 6th Overall Safari Rally-WRC
5th overall Southern Cross Rally
1981 10th Overall Portugal Rally-WRC
1985 7th Overall Malavsia Rally
1986 8th in the marathon category-Paris-Dakar rally
1987 3rd Overall Paris-Dakar
1988 2nd Overall Paris-Dakar
3rd overall Malaysia Rally
1st overall Himalayan Rally
1st overall Himalayan Rally
6th overall Rally Australia-WRC
Pacific Asian Series Champion
1989 6th Overall Paris-Dakar
7th overall Acropolis Rally
2nd Overall Indonesia Rally
3rd Overall Malaysia Rally
1990 5th Overall Paris-Dakar
3rd overall Atlas Rally
1st Indonesia Rally
1st Australian Safari
1991 8th Overall Safari Rally
2nd overall Indonesia Rally
1st overall Ivory Coast Rally - WRC
1993 5th Overall Paris-Dakar
4th overall Hong Kong-Beijing
1994 2nd Overall Safari Rally
5th overall Baja Spain
5th overall Baja Spain
3rd overall Indonesia Rally
4th overall Hong Kong-Beijing Rally
19953rd Overall Granada-Dakar
2nd Overall Safari Rally
5th overallRally Indonesia
6th overallHong Kong-Beijing Rally
1996 6th overall Safari Rally


RICHARD BURNS

Born: January 17, 1971
Place of Birth: Reading, Berkshire, England
Lives: Gloucestershire, England
Hobbies: Fitness training, Mountain bikes, motor cycling Jetskiing
First rally : 1988

In his first full year of rallying in 1990, Richard Burns won the prestigious British Peugeot GTI Cup, and from that point on the red-haired youngster went on to win every national title Britain had to offer.

Just three years later, at the age of 22, he won the British International Championship while driving for Subaru, becoming the youngest driver ever to do so, and was quickly promoted to the Asia-Pacific and World Rally Championships with the team.

Richard cites his third overall on the 1995 RAC Rally, his home round of the World Rally Championship, as his best result so far.

Burns joins Team Mitsubishi Ralliart for 1996 to contest the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship in the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution III.

Results :

1990 Peugeot GTI Cup Champion
28th overall RAC Rally
1991 Peugeot GTI Rally Champion
16th overall RAC Rally
1992 Mintex National Rally Champion
1993 British Open Rally Champion
1st overall Vauxhall Rally of Wales
1st overall Pirelli International
1st overall Scottish International
1st overall Manx International
7th overall RAC Rally
2nd overall Rally of Thailand
1994 3rd Asia-Pacific Rally Championship
2nd overall Rally of Malaysia
2nd overall Hong Kong-Beijing Rally
2nd overall Rally of Thailand
5th overall Rally Australia
5th overall Safari Rally
1995 9th World Rally Championship
7th overall Portugal Rally
3rd overall Hong Kong-Beijing Rally
3rd overall RAC Rally
3rd overall Thailand Rally


Copyright 1996 by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

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